There have been four further deaths related to coronavirus recorded in Berkshire in the past 24 hours, according to NHS England data released today (October 18).
Across the UK, the death toll now stands at 43,646 and 722,409 people have tested positive for Covid-19.
The largest increase in cases was in Windsor and Maidenhead, where there was a rise of 30.
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This is how the figures break down in terms of cases for each area of Berkshire as of October 18:
The total number of deaths at NHS trusts in and around Berkshire is 606, as detailed below:
A record number of shops closed during the first half of 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown, new figures show.
A total of 11,000 chain operator outlets shut between January and August this year, according to research from the Local Data Company and accountancy firm PwC.
Around 5,000 shops opened, leaving a net decline of 6,001 stores, almost double the drop during the same period last year.
Lisa Hooker, consumer markets leader at PwC, said: “We know that the pandemic will continue to impact the way we work, rest and play; however, in terms of how we shop, this isn’t new.
“What we have seen is an acceleration of existing changes in shopping behaviours alongside forced experimentation from Covid-19 restrictions.
“We all knew that consumers were shifting to shopping online or changing their priorities in terms of the things they buy, but what Covid-19 has done is create a step-change in these underlying trends to where they have now become the new normal.”
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